Cucumber Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds

Cucumber Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds

It is the height of summer and the selection of fresh, local, in season fruits and vegetables is at its peak.   It is the perfect time of year to enjoy your favourites and try some new ways to prepare them.  This salad is fresh and delicious with Asian flavours that really make the dish pop.   The crunchy carrots and cucumbers almost become lightly pickled in the tangy lime juice, chili, rice vinegar dressing.  It is light and refreshing and just perfect for hot summer days.

Cucumber Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds
Cucumber Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds

Spiralizing fruits and vegetables is so fun.  My kids love to do it and it is an easy way to involve them in the kitchen prep. Wash well, trim the ends off the carrots and cucumbers, and spiralize away.  Straight vegetables tend to work better as you don’t have to reposition them as you go.  There is no need to peel the vegetables.

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Cucumber Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds

Serves 4

3 mini English Cucumbers, spiralized

2 medium carrots, spiralized

2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Dressing

1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

pinch dry red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon sesame oil

Directions:  Make the dressing first by mixing everything together in a small bowl and set aside for flavours to blend.  Spiralize carrots and cucumbers and toss together.  Add dressing and mix well.  Plate and top with sesame seeds.

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